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Even with addition of new parking lot, CHS should increase parking pass opportunities

Even with addition of new parking lot, CHS should increase parking pass opportunities

HiLite Staff March 22, 2022

Starting March 1, the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) began towing cars that were parked in their parking lot without permission. This is just the latest of many punishments given by the city of Carmel...

This district should resume contact tracing COVID-19, make masks mandatory at extracurriculars

This district should resume contact tracing COVID-19, make masks mandatory at extracurriculars

Staff Editorial February 17, 2022

On Jan. 20, this district announced it would cut back on contact tracing. In its short statement, the district reasoned that this was to limit “multiple notifications of exposure.” Additionally, the...

CHS administration’s reponse to shooting threats was  timely, informative, but more precautions should be considered

CHS administration’s reponse to shooting threats was timely, informative, but more precautions should be considered

Staff Editorial January 20, 2022

On Dec 2nd, several threats insinuating a school shooting were circulating across social media. This led students to choose not to come to school due to safety concerns. Later that same evening, Principal...

Changes to graduation requirements in addition to SAT have some drawbacks

Changes to graduation requirements in addition to SAT have some drawbacks

Staff Editorial December 1, 2021

Beginning this school year, the Indiana Department of Education changed graduation standardized testing requirements from the ISTEP to the SAT. Additionally, students can now use the SAT to fulfill one...

Abolishment of traditional finals provides flexibility, helps grades better reflect students’ understanding of content

Abolishment of traditional finals provides flexibility, helps grades better reflect students’ understanding of content

HiLite Staff November 12, 2021

This year, this school will not require traditional finals and teachers will determine students’ final semester grades on a total points system. The change in structure allows more flexibility and helps...

CCS switches to fully virtual board meetings, takes measures against disruptive behavior

Staff Editorial October 22, 2021

On Sept. 30, CCS announced that all school board meetings would be conducted virtually until further notice. According to a district-wide email, leaders made this choice in response to disruptions, harassment,...

CHS must make sexual assault policies more transparent for students, survivors to feel safe

CHS must make sexual assault policies more transparent for students, survivors to feel safe

HiLite Staff September 23, 2021

On Sept. 9, the CHS administration sent out an email to parents and staff to make them aware of a situation on social media concerning students. This email came amid dozens of sexual assault allegations...

As CHS is not requiring vaccinations for eligible students and staff, it should offer a fully-virtual option for students

As CHS is not requiring vaccinations for eligible students and staff, it should offer a fully-virtual option for students

August 12, 2021

For the 2021-22 school year, this district will operate on a fully in-person schedule. It will also not require vaccinations or masks for students and staff, regardless of whether or not they’ve been...

Lack of uniform communication about AP exams causes confusion among students, keeping students informed allows for smoother exam weeks

Lack of uniform communication about AP exams causes confusion among students, keeping students informed allows for smoother exam weeks

HiLite Staff April 11, 2021

Beginning the first week of May, students will come into the school as early as 8 a.m. for AP exams. All exams will be administered in-person, with a few exceptions. Due to the challenges of COVID-19,...

CHS decision to remove online summer courses disrupts rising seniors’ schedules, option should continue for Class of 2022

CHS decision to remove online summer courses disrupts rising seniors’ schedules, option should continue for Class of 2022

HiLite Staff March 16, 2021

Starting this summer, this school will no longer offer AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics and AP Government as courses that can be taken online during summer session through the Indiana Online Academy...

Administration developed workable plan for ISTEP, more resources should be offered

Administration developed workable plan for ISTEP, more resources should be offered

HiLite Staff February 2, 2021

One of the most challenging aspects of this school year is standardized testing. On Feb. 5 and Feb. 10, juniors will take one of their most important tests of their academic careers: the ISTEP+. During...

Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new  English course options, providing students with opportunities

Staff Editorial: CHS has replaced English 11 with variety of new English course options, providing students with opportunities

HiLite Staff January 11, 2021

The English course options for upperclassmen have undergone several major changes, as English 11 has been removed, new core classes have been added, and several English classes that were previously electives...

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